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Tilmann Hertel

Tilmann Hertel

Senior Associate

Tilmann is experienced in commercial litigation before the German courts and international commercial arbitration.

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Experience

Tilmann is a senior associate in our dispute resolution practice based in Frankfurt. He advises and represents clients in all types of commercial disputes, ranging from the energy sector to post-M&A disputes, license and joint-venture agreements to disputes in the banking and insurance sector.

Tilmann is experienced in commercial litigation before the German courts and international commercial arbitration, predominantly under the auspices of the DIS, the ICC and the CIETAC.

Tilmann's experience includes:

General Commercial Litigation 

  • advising various financial investors in relation to shareholder model case proceedings in Germany
  • representing and advising an international chemicals manufacturer in various controversies with suppliers, manufacturers and distributors
  • representing an energy multinational in an over €3 billion litigation about interests in proceeds stemming from extracting natural resources in Eastern Europe

 

Arbitration and arbitration related proceedings

  • sitting as co-arbitrator in a shareholder dispute governed by the DIS Supplementary Rules for Corporate Law Disputes
  • advising a leading international industrial company in a DIS-arbitration over the engineering and construction of a power plant in Latin America and in ensuing enforcement proceedings in Germany
  • representing a leading European logistics company in a post-merger dispute under the DIS rules

 

Financial services litigation 

  • representing a Portuguese municipality in a litigation concerning the termination of a EUR 75 million loan
  • representing a German bank in a dispute with a municipal company regarding a  €295 million CDO portfolio swap transaction

 

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Background

Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, Tilmann worked in the dispute resolution practice of an international law firm in Frankfurt, where he mainly focused on international commercial arbitration and also in the dispute resolution practice of an international law firm in Hamburg.